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Disability Services Officer

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Job Ref:  305332
Employer:  Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (SA)
Job Type:  Casual
Adelaide SA, Australia (Show on map)

Thank you for your interest in gaining employment as a Disability Services Officer (Support Worker) with Disability Services within the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion.

Disability Services is looking for compassionate and dedicated individuals who are committed to supporting people with a disability in a 'Person Centred' way, to be actively involved in their own lives. The role of a Disability Services Officer is not just assisting with the basics of daily living. It is about supporting and encouraging people with disabilities to effect their choices and to use their abilities so they can develop positive skills, valued community roles and a balanced lifestyle; to live meaningful lives and to experience an improved quality of life.

Employment is available in all areas of Disability Services (Accommodation) which can include: Highgate Park, Strathmont Centre and various community houses across the metropolitan area. Casual vacancies also exist in country areas ie Mount Gambier and Kadina.

Please read the following carefully and then complete the on-line application form.

If you have any queries, please contact the Recruitment Office on telephone 8266 8624.

To be eligible to make an application for employment you must:

  • possess and provide evidence of a current, Australian recognised, Provide First Aid Certificate; and
  • hold an appropriate, and current driver's licence or permit; and
  • have entitlements to work in Australia.

Recruitment is a multi-stage process which requires satisfactory completion of each stage: 

  • Application for Employment Form. Please complete all questions and include an up-to-date resume providing current contact details of three work related referees.
  • telephone interview.
  • written assessments and panel interview
  • Psychometric assessment and second interview
  • Satisfactory Referee checks.

Applicants may be unsuccessful at any stage of the process.

Appointment is subject to:
A satisfactory Disability Services Screening Assessment conducted by the Department. Owing to the vulnerability of the client group, the following offences may preclude you from employment:

  • assault
  • sexual offences
  • larceny and fraud

Demonstrating to our satisfaction that you are physically capable of carrying out all the duties of the position by completing a personal declaration, as well as undergoing a medical with your doctor at your own expense (when requested), both of which are assessed by Disability Services. In addition, you will be required to undergo a functional assessment with an Occupational Therapist, at the expense of Disability Services.

If you satisfactorily meet all of the above criteria you will then be offered employment which will include attendance at an Induction Program, Mentoring Program and other relevant training.

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